|Brook Bello, Congress Woman Gwen Moore, Political Analyst Donna Brazile||Washington DC|
|Both from Washington DC Congressional Black Caucus|
Thank you to all of you for reading and listening in, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Singapore, Austria, Serbia, Bahamas, Macau, Algeria, Mauritius, Philippines, Armenia, US, Belize, Brazil, Georgia (Eurasia), Saint Lucia, Ecuador, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Finland, South Africa, Iraq, Australia, Cambodia, Germany, Sweden, Israel, Ukraine, France, China, India, Spain, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Canada, Switzerland, Jordan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Slovakia, Romania, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Turkey, Thailand, Kenya, United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain thank you for reading and allowing this to be part of your healing and awareness journey. I do not take it lightly and appreciate all you do for me and more importantly for those who need you right now!
If I had an "Aladdin's Lamp" I would wipe it all the evil away as it was in the floods in Noah's day. But, here we are, facing it, as well as still smack dab in the face of the mediocre who have often, one foot in the fight and one foot out. Does the word hypocritical ring a bell? No one is below anyone and we all have a right to pursue the very best in every way. Even when someone has been violated in such a way and it seems like they are not in a place to achieve the dream that they have, or they have lost or never known their potencial, doesn't mean they can't or won't - after they have come to a certain place of wholeness with support and love. What does that mean exactly, simply that moderate believing and moderate faith with moderate, in earnest, in someone, anyone, that has gone through a hell not their own (whether one believes it or not) truly, and fully has the right to dream big, and achieve any and every goal that was lost in the fire of abuse - and any thing less, is not good enough.
We cannot sit casually by, give people a little counseling, a pat on the back, a hairbrush and a minimum wage job and act like we've given those that have struggled the profound, unseemly evil, will benefit and move to fulfill lost destiny, unless, we stay in the fight with them and give them time and much more.
Reintegration, back into mainstream society? What does that mean exactly? Is that a good thing? It can be, if you know who you are when you're there, that's the point. It can be if we know that even there, is filled with the same ills, that were in the rabbit hole hell that was climbed out of.
More... More Too Life... There is more, much more that someone can give, after having suffered such demeaning wickedness. Sexual violations being the worst according to doctors and any form of oppression running, nip and tuck. So much, that those who have had victory over all of this can offer society, especially when given the opportunities through scholarships, training, education, faith, and more, much, much more.
It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. ~W.C. Fields
Look, we have got to dig deep, going to the roots, in love and with honor and respect, nonetheless, but unless you have been mi-lined by a pedophile, raped by your daddy, hated by your mother because of it, ostracized by your friends, sold to your neighbor, while being beaten, drugged and barked at, with fangs, by packs of wolves posing as friends, seen every man that looked like the next door neighbor, the basketball coach, to the soccer coach, to the doctor, clergy of all religions, lawyer, baker, chef, gangster, athlete and the likes rob your innocence and take what was not theirs and often go back to their families and act like nothing has happened, after they have raped the daughter or son of another, you can't really understand.
But to those of you who do - don't give up. There are good men out there and amazing fathers, of which, we need and long for!
Men, are an answer to the problem of demand, and it's end, let's not get that twisted. We have got to change the language around human trafficking and sexual violations and legislation and more, much more. I speak about it in my book coming soon, Living Inside the Rainbow" a book of faith, and victory. To Learn more, go to www.moretoolife.org
More Quotes this week...
“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
~Allen H. Neuharth
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross